Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments Tenth Report


APPENDIX 7

Memorandum from the Department for Work and Pensions

CHILDREN (LEAVING CARE) SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS REGULATIONS 2001 (S.I. 2001/3074)

1. The Joint Committee has requested that the Department submit a memorandum concerning the above Regulations on the following point—

    Regulation 1(2) provides that, unless the context otherwise requires, a reference to a numbered section is to a section of the Children (Leaving Care) Act 2000 bearing that number. Explain the inclusion of the underlined words, given that there is no context where a numbered section bears a different meaning in the substantive text of the Regulations.

2. Having given further consideration to the underlined words in the light of the Committee's comments, the Department accepts that they are indeed redundant on this occasion and accordingly should not have been included in regulation 1(2).

8 November 2001


 
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